This week I found myself at a Garden Party and Hometalk meet up out at Milner Gardens in Langley, and what a party it was. The shop was decked out in fabulously decorated displays set to inspire and invigorate our outdoor spaces this spring.
The party had a lot going on. Tables with seed library’s were set up. Spring planters were being put together in live displays. A fun game had us poking through the displays counting how many varieties of bathtub planters (I think it was 11!) were scattered through out the shop, and looking for the elusive porcelain goose. I was impressed with the unique garden decor. This wasn’t your run of the mill garden centre. Antiques and reclaimed items were used interchangeably with bright and modern accents. This is my kind of place!
Donna from Funky Junk Interiors was on hand as our HomeTalk Ambassador. It was great to finally meet her in person. I have been a huge fan of her blog. She had great tips and ideas about how to better junk-ify our gardens. I saw many taking notes. At her table she demo’d her rustic and cool Junky Tool Kits, which she also had for sale.
The Little White House was on hand sharing their style tips for the season. They also supplied tea and goodies for lunch. One bite into their biscuits, and it was decided. I need to make an excuse to go there soon. The savory & sweets were to die for!
I had great company for lunch with a few friends and local bloggers also in attendance. What a treat it was to get to spend the day with both Stephanie Rose from Garden Therapy, and Kristin Crouch from That Bloomin’ Garden.
Later in the afternoon, Donna led a conversation on Social Media and the ways it can help promote and energize our blogs. She shared her story, which was so inspiring. To be
able to take your passion and turn it into a successful career. Well, that’s something we all aspire to.
I wanted to thank Tamara for inviting me to this fabulous event. I had a great time and looking around the packed room, it was clear everyone else did too. Make sure to check out her blog The Greenhouse Diaries to keep up to date on all the fun things happening over at Milner Gardens.
Have you ever wondered where those beautiful baskets from Costco come from? Milner Gardens is the retail division of Davonda Nurseries. Stay tuned tomorrow as I take you on a behind the scenes peek at whats growing over at Davonda, and what you’re likely to see this season at your neighborhood Costco Garden Centre.